Amy successfully juggles the role of Director, Choreographer, Teacher and Entrepreneur. As the owner and director of Steppin Out Dance Studio, Inc., she has produced, directed and choreographed countless number of shows, including spring revues, musicals, pageant production numbers and many special events. Amy s dream of Steppin’ Out became a reality at the early age of 23 and she runs one of the most successful studios in the upstate. She started her first year in business with 84 students and it has flourished to nearly 500 students. Amy continues her dance education by traveling to dance master classes and workshops. Mrs. Coleman has performed all across the United States, including New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Disney World, Disney Land, Las Vegas, Chicago and Seattle to name a few. She has also studied and performed with leading choreographers in the industry such as three time Tony Award Winner Thommie Walsh, Scott Benson, Barry Youngblood, Joe Tremaine, Mia Michaels and Jackie Sleight. She has toured nationally with Danny Hoctor’s Dance Caravan for four tours and was the official choreographer for the Miss South Carolina pageant for four years. Other credits include 1994 Miss Berea, featured dancer in the 1991 Citrus Bowl Halftime Show and choreographed for the Miss Anderson Scholarship Pageant for 6 years. Amy has also choreographed the Anderson Senior Follies since 2007. To add to her credentials, Amy is a professional model with Millie Lewis Modeling Agency and captured first runner up in the Millie Lewis Model of the Year Competition in 2014.
Quincy DelColletti (Ballet, Pointe, Broadway, P.A.T. Pack)
Quincy hails from Indiana, and got her start in dancing at the age of three. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education and Dance, with an emphasis in ballet and modern, from Indiana State University. She trained at several studios, as well as with the Indianapolis Ballet Theater. She taught ballet, modern, lyrical and Broadway for 10 years at a local Indiana studio and various dance classes at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic College. She has directed and choreographed numerous musicals at the school, amateur and professional level. She has choreographed and directed multiple productions of the Nutcracker ballet, and choreographed for both the Miss Indiana pageant and Indiana Special Olympics opening ceremonies. Currently, she is director of the Gifted and Talented Drama programs at McCants and Glenview Middle Schools and directed recently at Project Challenge Playhouse.
Amy Heintz (Tap and Pre-Dance)
Amy has been dancing and performing since the age of 3. She has studied dance in New York City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Disney Land, Disney World and Chicago. She toured the United States with a national dance company at the early age of 16, where she performed with 3 Time Tony Award Winner Thommie Walsh. She was a member of the Showcase Camps where she was a featured dancer during the half-time shows of the Citrus and the Peach Bowl. Amy also has a love for musical theatre and has been singing and dancing on the ACT stage since she was 12. She served as dance captain in several shows. Aside from teaching from Steppin’ Out, Amy is the charge nurse in Labor and Delivery at AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Jakeia Stribling (Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, P.A.T. Pack)
Jakeia has been teaching at Steppin’ Out since 2004, where she has made her mark with her unique hip hop style. She has self-choreographed solo dances and was named dance captain for the Miss T.L. Hanna Pageant in 2005. She studied with top jazz and hip hop instructors from Los Angeles including Allison Faulk, Dave Carter, Tine D’Amato, Mia Michaels and Jackie Sleight. She is the choreographer for P.A.T. PACK and won an “Outstanding Choreography” award at the regional Nexstar Dance Competition in 2013. Jakeia has an associates degree in Business Management and is a proud mom to son Elisha.
Cheyenne Vernon (Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Pre-Dance, P.A.T. Pack)
Cheyenne has 19 years of experience in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, lyrical and hip hop. All of which have been with Steppin’ out. She started dancing at the age of three, became an assistant at 13 and an instructor at 18. She has been the recipient of Steppin’ Out’s Diamond award, Most Dedicated award, the Patricia B. Sanders passion award and the 2005 yearly scholarship winner. Cheyenne has studied under top choreographers such as Lindley Mayer, Jackie Sleight, Chris Judd , Gil Duldalao. Mark Meismer, Laurie Ann Gibson, Wade Robson, Dave Scott, Desmond Richardson, Travis Wall, Ivan Koumaev, Tyce diorio, Mia Michaels , Ray Leeper , and Brian Freedman. She performed at Disney World, Wedding Festivals and at the Baby Shower Expo in May 2013 as the character “Snoozles” with the “Shushybye live! Tour”. She was also a contestant in the 2011 Miss Anderson County Pageant. Cheyenne graduated with a Business Management degree from Tri-County Technical College in 2013. She is a nanny outside of the studio which allows her to constantly teach and love children.
Shelby Williams (T.W.I.R.L., Tap, Lyrical)
Shelby has been involved with dance for most of her life, starting at the age of two. She has taken jazz, lyrical, contemporary and ballet, but considers tap her true love. She danced competitively for 14 years, winning numerous awards for jazz and lyrical. Currently, she teaches preschool dance, jazz and tap at Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. Shelby is a proud graduate of Westside High School and is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Greenville Technical College.
Summer Yeomans (Tap and Ballet)
Dennis Adams (Ballroom)
Dennis Adams and has been teaching ballroom dance lessons in and around Anderson for 15 years. Now don’t get all of the ideas of ballroom being dressy and fancy. Dennis teaches for social, casual dancing. No showcases or competitions! He’ll inspire you to get yourself up out of your recliners and get a little physical and mental exercise. There are opportunities to practice and use what you learn in Anderson and Greenville. And he’ll teach you skills you can use at parties, weddings and on most cruises. Dennis teaches waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, swing (similar to shag), tango, mambo/salsa and bolero.